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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio
What happens when we choose to stay in a toxic relationship? What if you are married to a toxic person? How do you know if you should get a divorce? We do intensive research before buying a house, a car, or even a new stereo. Rarely do we take the same steps to make sure we are entering a healthy relationship. But relationships touch every aspect of our lives. They affect us emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Often we feel we're in too deep by the time we realize something is wrong. Once we suspect we're in a toxic relationship, we need to do some serious thinking. Choosing to rem...
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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we protect ourselves against toxic relationships? What are the warning signs of a toxic relationship? How do we know when to leave a toxic relationship? Toxic relationships are sneaky. When we first fall in love, it's easy to idealize our partner and ignore the red flags. We discussed some of these tell-tale signs in Part I of this series. Today we delve further into toxic relationships. How do we know if we're in a toxic relationship? Be aware of your and your partners behavior and look out for these patterns: You spend more time being unhappy than happy You find ...
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Dishwasher Fights — Dating, Communication, and How to Pick Your Battles with Your Partner

Dishwasher Fights — Dating, Communication, and How to Pick Your Battles with Your Partner
In this episode of Product Junkie, Destanie Skyes and I discuss everything from the death of the pick up line, to navigating the dating world as an introvert, to how to choose battles when it comes to compromising with your partner. We also talk about Dishwasher Fights, the trivial arguments all couples have like the correct way to load the dishwasher. LISTEN TO THE SHOW! You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, newly divorced ...
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Self-Love and Relationships—The NotSoNewlywed Podcast

Does it ever seem like you keep attracting the wrong person into your life? Maybe you do get into a relationship, but it falls into the same pattern of arguments, resentments, and dysfunction. In this episode of the NotSoNewlywed Podcast, we discuss my book Love You and He Will Too: A Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships and how self-love is the foundation for attracting the right person and cultivating a thriving relationship. LISTEN ON iTunes You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in th...
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10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018

10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018
The dating scene has evolved with online dating, dating apps, texting, and other technology. While many aspects of dating have changed a great deal, with all the new options available now, you may wonder how can you be smarter in your approach to dating. While some of the traditional rules associated with dating still apply, there are new rules too! If you want to date smarter, keep these ten rules in mind. 1. A first date should take place where you are comfortable. The first date does not have to be formal. In fact, the more informal it is, the more comfortable you may feel. This helps ...
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5 Major Turn Offs for Women

5 Major Turn Offs for Women
Originally published on Jet Magazine There is nothing more of a turn on for a woman than a man who knows how to push her buttons. When a man knows how to turn on his woman, he can have whatever he wants—well almost anything. But, for women, it seems like men often do a better job of turning them off rather than getting them turned on. If you want to change the playbook for a woman in whom you are interested, stop doing these five things like right now. 1) No “member” pics. While speaking with one of my clients, she mentioned that she was dating this guy who had liked her for a long tim...
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